Depends upon the OS. I use Brasero or K3b on Linux. On Windows I use Alcohol 120%, but that I paid for - fewest "coasters" of all I've worked with on Windows. I've had no problems with Brasero or K3b on Linux, but I think they both use mkisofs (genisoimage) or growisofs under the covers, but like all burners, one is advised to record at somewhat slower speed than the maximum that the disc is advertised as capable. IE: for an 8x DVD, record at 4x to 6x for better reliability.